- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Pittsfield police are looking for two women who scammed a 78-year-old city resident out of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry.

The victim told police she was approached by the women outside a supermarket on July 29. They asked if she had dropped a bag of money.

The Berkshire Eagle (https://bit.ly/1m1U9mK ) reports the scammers told the victim they were going to use the money to found a company and offered the victim a chance to become a partner.

The victim gave the women $700 in cash, but they asked for more and encouraged the victim to go home and return with jewelry.

The victim handed over her jewelry. The women then instructed her to meet them at the nearby fast-food restaurant to finalize all the paperwork, but they never showed up.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, https://www.berkshireeagle.com

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